Bladeless Femto LASIK
Ans. Bladeless LASIK makes LASIK surgery safer than ever by replacing the blade commonly used for corneal flap creation with a laser, a more precise process
Bladeless LASIK creates fewer high-and-low-order aberrations, thought to be associated with glare and halos at night. Bladeless LASIK patients have a reduced incidence of post-operative dry eye symptoms. Bladeless LASIK patients required fewer enhancement procedures following LASIK. The precision of the bladeless LASIK flap significantly reduces the incidence of post-operative induced astigmatism, as compared with a traditional LASIK flap.
Ans. It can be done above 18 yrs and if the patient has stable spectacle number for past 2 years. Also, preferably under age 40 years.
Yes, worldwide the laser procedure is usually done for both eyes at same time, so that healing matches.
Ans. No. it is an out patient procedure and total time required is usually less than an hour, out of which actual laser time is about 15 mins.
Ans. Preferably, yes, as eye drops have to be instilled hourly. So, the day of the procedure someone’s help is beneficial. However, after a couple of hours you would be comfortable to move about independently.
Ans. This depends on individual requirement and occupation, usually only the day that the LASIK is performed and maybe the day after it is best to remain home, however, most patients undergoing Femto bladeless LASIK on example, a Saturday, join work on Monday. Only requirement is to take frequent breaks when using the PC for the first 4-7 days.
Ans. Yes. This is a permanent treatment.
No, there is no diet restriction. You can have a normal diet.
Ans. Yes, you should discontinue wearing lenses 3-4 days before the LASIK procedure. (3 weeks for RGP lenses)
Ans. You can start wearing eye makeup and do beauty parlor treatments after 2 weeks. Cosmetic contact lenses can be worn 1 month after the laser in consultation with Dr Shroff.
Ans. No, it is not advisable to sit in a dark room. Average home light is alright. In fact you can start watching TV, reading, normal routine. After2- 3 days post Laser. When the eyes are feeling comfortable.